Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] Another Door Closed to Photography
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Sat Jul 12 07:55:20 2008
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At 01:59 AM 7/12/2008, you wrote:
>We as real photojournalists are being straddled with this crap of paper work
>and litigation while documenting the world of today simply because of people
>who figure they can make "money" through a lawyer!
>Sorry I sound like I'm pissed off! I am! Damn real world of today!!!!!

Ted - I have run into the same attitudes and requirements lately in 
schools, churches, and non-profit agencies.  Everybody has to have 
signed permission from every person photographed with detailed 
information about how and where the photos will be used.  We had 
hundreds of pages of signed permissions for our Families of Abraham 
exhibit.  I haven't run into that yet in developing 
countries.  There, people are usually just happy that anybody cares 
enough about them to photograph them!  Here in the USA, I started 
running into the problem of needing signed permission about five 
years ago and it's only gotten worse.  I'm afraid unposed, actual 
documentary photography will not exist here in the future.


Tina Manley 

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